Richard Hammond and Julia Bradbury join the world's best natural history film-makers for the most ambitious live wildlife series ever undertaken, following the real-time stories of the earth's most charismatic animals around the globe. From black bears in Minnesota, macaque monkeys in Sri Lanka, meerkats in South Africa, grey whales in the Pacific to the lions of the Masaai Mara, the lives of many wild youngsters hang in the balance. Richard begins with re-ports on the lions and elephants in Kenya, while in North America, Julia watches bears, whales and otters. There are also updates on the fates of other animals around the globe, in-cluding meerkats and monkeys. Expect the unexpected as nature writes the script.